Castle Saunderson International Scout Centre


Scouting Ireland


Castle Saunderson International Scout Centre opened its doors in August 2012. It is a 34-acre site, including camping grounds, forest and a state of the art Hostel and Conference Centre.

Contained on the 34-acre site is the camping area that is capable of having over 1,000 campers on the site at any one time. The camping grounds are fully serviced with drinking water points and access roads for moving camping equipment. There is a toilet and shower block facility solely for the use of campers suitable for 1,000 people. The perimeter of the campsite is sheltered from the elements by forest and there are numerous places for campers to sit and socialise outdoors with an outstanding view down onto the campsites. There are charging points for devices on the front deck area of the building for campers. All of this is available for a camp fee of just €7 per person per night with discounted rates available for Scouts and Guides.

We also offer indoor accommodation at Castle Saunderson. We have sleeping accommodation for up to 65 persons indoors, with bedrooms for 4 and 6 people upstairs, and an 17 bed dorm room downstairs. Indoor guests have full access to indoor toilet and shower facilities, an industrial kitchen, dining hall, and a common room.

The Centre is surrounded by forests containing numerous walking trails including a historic trail around the Castle and Church. The site has access to both a river and a lake which are perfect for water activities.

Mission Statement:
To provide a safe, friendly and secure environment,
for young people to develop through,
the outdoors using the scout method.

Castle Saunderson Scout Centre

Vision Statement:
To be a centre of excellence for young people,
to experience scouting in the outdoors.

Castle Saunderson Scout Centre


Long & Short Term Staff in Scouting Ireland’s National Scout Centres

Are you an adventure seeking scout who wants to make friends, have fun and gain experience?

This year Scouting Ireland’s National Scout Centres are recruiting short-term staff for our Centres across Ireland.

What will I be doing?

We can assure you that no two days will be the same! Our Volunteers are involved in every aspect of running our centres.

You can choose to work as part of one of the following teams,
Campsite team – Duties may include working outdoors to maintain the camping grounds and facilities, provide a high quality of service to all guests and assist in organising events.

Hospitality Team – Duties may include checking guest in & out of accommodation, cleaning and maintaining all accommodation and stock control of supplies.

Programme Team – Duties may include assisting with the delivery of activities, run evening programmes and develop new programme ideas.

All interns may be asked to assist in other areas of the centre when necessary.

Where will I be based?

Intern Campsite Assistants who come to National Scout Centres work in either Castle Saunderson or Larch Hill, or both if necessary.

How long can I stay?

  • Short-Term placements run from June until late August yearly.
  • Long-Term placements run between February and December yearly.
What’s included?

In return for you hard work we’ll provide all food, accommodation and uniform for the duration of your placement. We also run regular staff outings and trips!

Our volunteers receive professional training and experience across a wide range of areas.

A weekly living allowance is also provided.

More information at:


Shelley Cole
Operations Supervisor

🏠 : Castle Saunderson international Scout Center, Belturbet, County Cavan, H14 X650, IRELAND
📞 : +353 (0)49 389 1204 (Office Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm)
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